Burmese Light: Impressions of the Golden Land (Burma - Myanmar)


An evocative and illuminating photographic record of modern day Burma, capturing the culture, the people and the spirit of this diverse country as as it emerges from a turbulent past.
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An evocative and illuminating photographic record of modern day Burma, capturing the culture, the people and the spirit of this diverse country as as it emerges from a turbulent past.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Whether you are planning a visit or have recently traveled to Myanmar, Hans Kemp's magnificent photographs combined with Tom Vater's illuminating text create an unforgettable portrait of a truly remarkable country where light, landscape and culture leave an everlasting impression."
--Art Wolfe, Renowned photographer and TV host of Travels to The Edge
The Advisor Cambodia
First up, let's get this out there: Burmese Light is the best photo-travelogue that I have read or browsed through in 2013 or nearly any year for that matter. Yes! It is simply that good.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789628563708
  • Publisher: Visionary World
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Edition description: Flexi Bind Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 869,137
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Award winning freelance photographer Hans Kemp has been based in Asia for over twenty years. His editorial work has been published to great acclaim in a wide variety of international newspapers and magazines such as GEO, Sud Deutsche Zeitung, Time, Panorama, Asahigraph, Reader’s Digest, and many others. He has published several books of his work, of which perhaps the best known to date is the best-selling Bikes of Burden, about the motorbike culture in Vietnam. Tom Vater has written nonfiction and fiction books, travel guides, documentary screenplays, and countless feature articles investigating cultural and political trends and oddities in Asia. His stories have appeared in publications such as the Asia Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Times, Marie Claire, Penthouse, and The Daily Telegraph. He co-wrote The Most Secret Place on Earth, a feature documentary on the CIA’s secret war in Laos, which has been broadcast in twenty-five countries. His bestselling book Sacred Skin, the first English language title on Thailand’s sacred tattoos, has received more than thirty reviews.
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